FC: PHILIPPINES | by: Marie Perez
1: TABLE OF CONTENTS | Government: 2-3 Human Characteristics: 4-5 Geographic and Economic Characteristics: 6-13 Standard of Living: 14-21 Travel Issues: 22-27 Humanitrust: 28-29
3: Government | Official Name: Republic of the Philippines Type: Democratic Republic Leader's Name: Benigno Aquino III Title of Office: President Independence Day: July 4, 1946
5: Human Characteristics | Population: 101,833,938 (July 2011 est.) (Rank=12) Languages: Filipino and English (official); Eight major dialects Ethnic Groups: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bisaya Religions: Roman Catholic (81%); other Christian churches (10%); Muslim (5%); Philippine Independent Church (2%).
7: Geographic Features | Total Area: 300,000 sq km (Rank=72) land: 298,170 sq km water: 1,830 sq km Capital: Manila Mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, ocean access:: South China Sea, Philipine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea. Mt Apo (highest point).
9: Geographic Features | Major Cities:: Bacolod, Cagayan, Cebu, Davao, Manila Neighboring Countries:: Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore CLimate: tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
11: Economic Features | Natural Resources: Timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper Major Industries: Electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing
13: Economic Features | Imports: Electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic Current environmental issues: Uncontrolled deforestation (esp. in watershed areas); soil erosion; air and water pollution in major urban centers; coral reef degradation; increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds.
15: Standards of Living | GDP per capita: $3,500 (2010 est.) (Rank=161) Birthrate: 25.34 births/1,000 population (2011 est.) (Rate=58) Infant Mortality Rate: (death/live births) total: 19.34/1,000 (Rate=100) Male: 21.84/1,000 Female: 16.71 /1,000
17: Standards of Living | Life Expectancy: Total population: 71.66 years (Rate=133) Male: 68.72 years Female: 74.74 years Literacy Rate: Total population: 92.6% Male: 92.5% Female: 92.7%
19: Standards of Living | Human Rights Issues: Extrajudicial killings. Vigilantism Disappearances, Torture Arbitrary arrest and detention. Prison conditions are harsh. Corrupt police, judges, and prosecutors.
21: Human Rights Issues Continued: Human rights activists, left-wing political activists, and Muslims are sometimes the victims of improper police conduct. Violence against women and abuse of children is a serious problems Some children were pressed into slave labor and prostitution. | Standards of Living
23: Travel Issues | Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP) Exchange Rate: 1 PHP = 0.02312 USD 1 USD = 43.24533 PHP Moderate Hotel Room: $60 - $130 Moderate meals: P100 - P600
25: Travel Issues | Travel advisories: Pack all needed medication clearly and take all required medical forms Vaccinations: Adult diphtheria and tetanus Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Measles, mumps and rubella Polio Typhoid Varicella Yellow Fever
27: Travel Issues | Long-term travellers (>one month) or those at special risk: Meningitis Rabies Tuberculosis Health risks: Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Traveler's diarrhea Amoebic dysentery Giardiasis
29: One Billion Dollars | I propose that the million dollars be split in the following ways: $281250000: Schools and better orphanages tot take kids off the street. $193750000: Into a better recycling program to help reduce waste. $250000000: Better medicine in rural areas. $250000000: Flushing out the corrupted police force. $125000000: Instating and enforcing laws against domestic violence.
31: Bibliography | "Philippines." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2011. Web. 24 May 2011. "Philippines Photos." National Geographic. National Geographic Society. Web. 20 May 2011.